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Citation & Style Guide

This guide will help you find information, tools and resources on citation and style.

Why So Many Citation Styles?

There are thousands of style guides available (The citation manager Zotero lists almost 6,400). However, the 3 most commonly used guides are APA, Chicago, and MLA.

If you aren't sure which citation style to use, be sure to ask your professors which style they prefer for assignments.

Other Citation Styles Used by Middlebury Professors

How to Cite Primary Sources

Citing Special Collections and Archives (Middlebury College Special Collections)

Citing Unpublished & Archival Sources (McMaster University Guide)

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography includes a citation and a written statement or abstract about each work to help potential readers decide if an item is relevant to their interests.